Donald Trump. Image found on Johns Hopkins University Hub website.
The Senate released their own version of the tax reform bill. Image found on The Bond Buyer.
As college students, we may not be especially interested in our taxes yet. However, if we plan on getting a promotion or scoring a higher paying job after we graduate, this is definitely an issue that is going to affect our pocketbooks. Tax reform, especially these proposed bills, impacts Americans of all incomes, from $0 on up.
President Donald Trump speaks in Huntsville, Alabama. Image found on Newsweek.
Players kneel before a football game. Image found on Business Insider.
For better or worse, one of the most discussed and debated topics across the country this past week has been the recent controversy over whether athletes should be taking a knee during the national anthem. The arguments over kneeling were ignited in 2016, when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose to protest racism and police brutality by sitting during the anthem, later changing his strategy and taking a knee instead.
Hurricane Irma, the monster storm that wrecked havoc in Florida and the Caribbean in August and September, left behind mountains of damage. According to The Weather Channel, “This is the first time on record two Category 4 landfalls occured in the continental United States in the same hurricane season, much less within 16 days.”
Former Black Hawk College student and 15 year resident of the Quad Cities, Imon Ahmed, weathered out Hurricane Irma from Orlando. Additionally, Farida Chowdhury, who lives in Port St Lucie, took in her family, who were threatened by the brunt of the hurricane in Ft Lauderdale. Ahmed is the sister of current Black Hawk College Professor Ferdaus Ahmad, and Chowdhury is Professor Ahmad’s cousin.Continue reading “Hurricane Irma Hits Close To Home”
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died Saturday February 13th at the age of 79. Officials say he died in his sleep of natural causes during a visit to Texas. Scalia was the longest serving justice on the Supreme Court and also one of the most conservative. His unfortunate passing has led to a major debate about whether or not President Barack Obama should be allowed to nominate a successor because this is an election year and whoever he chooses, if selected, could push the Supreme Court more toward the liberal side. Continue reading “Death of supreme court justice sparks major debate”